Upgrade work will start within months on priority local roads across the state thanks to $150 million in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Round 2 of the Fixing Local Roads Program would fund more than 100 new road upgrades in 90 local government areas, creating more than 1000 jobs.
“Safe, reliable roads are essential for communities in regional New South Wales – by improving roads, we are making a big difference to people’s lives in ensuring they get home sooner and safer,” Mr McCormack said.
“The funding will improve the safety of roads in local communities, including repairing, patching, maintaining and sealing local roads.”
NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the Nationals in the NSW Government had committed $500 million to help councils repair, maintain and seal priority local roads through Fixing Local Roads with the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s $191 million contribution ensuring even more regional communities will benefit.
“Better maintained roads mean safer trips to school, to work and to the shops – and the Nationals in the NSW government are committed to helping councils create and support jobs, drive productivity and keep our regional communities connected.” Mr Toole said.
All successful projects will be completed within two years to ensure local communities see the benefits as quickly as possible.